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Old 08-09-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Why hasn't the bumper paint issue been fixed

Local dealer with a 1LT RS IBM has serious paint issue's with the bumper matching the rest of the car. When i pulled up to it to take it for a test drive it stuck out like a sore thumb. Car has been on the lot over 2 weeks now. I know we have talked about this a lot but with it being a vin of 16k u would think they would have done something about this by now. I work at Toyota no way in hell a car would leave the factory like this even on a 13k corolla. With all the money they are spending on advertising to clean up there image this is not helping. Picture's say it all

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Man that is bad I was bout to flame abit about different surface different shade but wow thats unacceptable! Hope something is done
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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Barrack told them that repaints were not allowed.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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which dealer is this?

Looks like the old mills Chevrolet?
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:43 AM   #5
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That's what worries me about the dark metallic colors that I like. I might eventually end up with silver or white....
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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Barrack told them that repaints were not allowed.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:51 AM   #7
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my CGM is a 16k car and the paint matches perfect.

But, yes that does look bad.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:00 AM   #8
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Here comes the "it's the angle/surface/metallic" guys......

I posted a picture of the IOM and got blasted for even suggesting the paint was off. Regardless of the reason, it's unacceptable.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #9
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The bumper covers and fuel door and mirrors are painted in a different place and time, that is what I'm told and unless you "box" the paint it will never match ever ever ever
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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I don't understand how random this is. I was really worried about my IOM, but it matches perfectly and I have vin 17873. I would be really upset about this and I feel fortunate but why is it just some of the cars and not all? Maybe they got it figured out somewhere between the 16 and 17k vins??
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:09 PM   #11
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The bumper covers and fuel door and mirrors are painted in a different place and time, that is what I'm told and unless you "box" the paint it will never match ever ever ever
So you saying you would accept that kind of excuse from a dealer if u picked up your car looking like that? Its just sloppy work that QC should have never let that go through. Honda,toyota nissan dont seem to have this problem but its only a GM problem?U dont spend millions of dollars trying to clean up your image then release this kind of product. Go to a toyota or honda dealership and find me one car that looks this bad. Hope u have lots of time on your hands you'll be looking a long time.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:27 PM   #12
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Here comes the "it's the angle/surface/metallic" guys......

I posted a picture of the IOM and got blasted for even suggesting the paint was off. Regardless of the reason, it's unacceptable.
well the angle surface metallic and light could of made it seem differently,

to the op did you look right at the front bumper and then look at the hood from really close?

like from 2 inches away?
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:50 PM   #13
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well the angle surface metallic and light could of made it seem differently,

to the op did you look right at the front bumper and then look at the hood from really close?

like from 2 inches away?
Yes i looked at it from a thousand angle's from many distance's it looks the same no matter how u look at it. Has nothing to do with angle's light etc its just bad matching paint period.
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Yes i looked at it from a thousand angle's from many distance's it looks the same no matter how u look at it. Has nothing to do with angle's light etc its just bad matching paint period.
oh they should send that camaro back to Oshawa to get re painted

I hope its a isolated incident
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:58 PM   #15
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It is not the angle or the light. The metallic pieces in the paint are smaller on the bumper than on the rest of my car.
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So you saying you would accept that kind of excuse from a dealer if u picked up your car looking like that? Its just sloppy work that QC should have never let that go through. Honda,toyota nissan dont seem to have this problem but its only a GM problem?U dont spend millions of dollars trying to clean up your image then release this kind of product. Go to a toyota or honda dealership and find me one car that looks this bad. Hope u have lots of time on your hands you'll be looking a long time.
No, I wouldn't accept that as normal at all, I am dealing with heavy orange peel myself. They are going to wet sand the clear and if it can't correct it they are going to repaint and clear! I can't believe it....
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:05 PM   #17
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Barrack told them that repaints were not allowed.

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Shhh, don't talk about the dear leader like that.

yeah shhh they hear every thing.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #18
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Yes, they hear everything thanks to the prior administration's warrantless wiretapping. But that's OK unless you have something to hide, right?!?

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:51 PM   #19
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I second Ranger 75's comment. The metal flake in the paint used on the plastic components is finer grained than that used in the paint for the metal body pieces - hence the reflecting & refracting properties of the two paints is different.

That said, everyone who sees my IBM car for the first time can't believe it's stock paint and not a custom job. Sometimes the colors match & sometimes they don't - it truly does depend on the time of day & lighting conditions with this color.

Frankly, my dears, I don't give a damn. I'm not perfect so I don't expect my car to be either :-)
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Thats not THAT bad but still a tad noticeable...


4th gen front bumpers did not match either though.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:58 PM   #21
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I was MAJOR worried about this while waiting for our RJT to arrive. In the end, it was nothing to worry about at all. About 1/2 of the pictures of our car appear to be mismatched, but it absolutely is NOT. It's definately the lighting (in our case).
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:52 PM   #22
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This might be old, but it is still a problem. I have an 2011 IBM and the bumper doesn't match the rest of the car
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #23
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #24
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I work as a painter for a well known Chevy dealership. I've worked on every color camaro available. seen hundereds on the lot. And while there will alway's be a slight difference in color between bumpers and metal parts. mainly due to to fact that paint reacts on the two materials differently. When you can see a SUCH a difffence even in photo's I can just imagin what it must look like in person. I've never seen a new car come from chevy looking like that. I'd bet the the bumper was damaged and a shop did a re-paint. You'd be supprised how many "brand new" cars get damaged and repaired before they are even sold. Have your dealer fix it. If they have a shop request you look at a spray out before the bumper is painted. I've painted this color numorus times and tends to be a little dark but is easily adjusted.
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Wth that is horrible
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